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What will our homes be like in heaven? Mansions?

Jesus, speaking to his disciples, made a reference to dwelling places in heaven.

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:2-4

Since we are physical beings in heaven, we take up physical space.

Jesus could be referring to actual rooms with four walls or generally to “space”, saying he’s making room for us.  

If we think of heaven as a “city”, then cities have apartments and rooms to live and sleep.

The idea of mansions does not fit into God’s theology (this verse is usually interpreted from the King James as mansions, but really means more like a room).  

If some people have bigger houses than others, wouldn’t that create jealousy or pride? Why would God give people huge houses that they will spend all their time inside, isolating themselves from others? Or, why give them big houses if they will spend all their time outside, serving others and praising God?

That’s a waste of “space.”

What would we put in our mansions?  Wouldn't we have to fill those rooms with "stuff"?  Chairs, tables, sofas, couches...what about greed and covetousness?  We don’t take stuff with us because we don’t need stuff.  Just God.

In ancient times, the father built a house and added on rooms when his family grew.

Heaven is God the Father’s house. We could occupy rooms in that house, built right off His holy dwelling, side-by-side, interacting with one another for eternity, kind of like a giant apartment building.

The expression Jesus used was meant to communicate intimacy more than an actual space.

Jesus was saying, "I'm going to prepare a place for you where my father lives so we can all hang out together forever.  So don’t worry.  I’ll make room for you."